There’s a near-death experience in the heart of Edinburgh’s douce New Town in a Trainspotting-esque tale called Wasps and White by Geordie exile Lee Carrick. (Remember, folks, when Lee becomes a famous author, we were the first to dub him the Jack Kerouac of South Shields.)
Then it’s a short hike from reading about a near-death escapade to musing over a pre-death announcement in Dead Sure, another one of those fanciful pieces from the pen of ex-Dalmuir laddie Alasdair McPherson.
Enjoy! And watch out for mair o’ they wee coanvursations fae oor very ain Angus Shoor Caan.